• All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction• Rod Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride comfort• Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability• Country of Origin: SPAIN
Monroe OESpectrum struts are designed with application-specific technologies like Twin Technology Active Control System (LST & ICV valving) or Acceleration Sensitive Damping (ASD) to provide an exceptional level of handling, precision and control while filtering out noise, vibration and harshness and restoring a vehicle’s original factory drivability and performance.
Restore your vehicle back to exceptional handling performance and drivability with OESpectrum struts. Struts perform two main jobs: perform a damping function like shock absorbers and provide structural support for the vehicle suspension, support the spring, and hold the tire in an aligned position. As a result, struts affect ride comfort and handling as well as vehicle control, braking, steering, wheel alignment and wear on other suspension components.
Installing shocks and struts with the wrong tools can result in unseen damage, several respected tool manufacturers offer installation kits for the job. These kits include specially engineered sockets – called pass-through sockets – that allow technicians to install new shock absorbers and struts without spinning the piston rod or gripping it in a way that causes damage. Most Monroe shock absorbers and struts are designed to allow for removal and installation using such tools.
Like many parts on your vehicle, struts are subject to wear. Causes include damaged bushings, exposure to the elements, loss of oil lubricating properties? viscosity and deteriorated components. Driving with worn struts can result in problems ranging from reduced braking efficiency, tire wear, loss of stability and damage to other suspension parts.
Always perform an alignment anytime replacement shocks, struts or other ride control parts are installed. Camber, toe and caster settings can all be affected by installing new struts. Failure to make sure the vehicle’s alignment is within factory specifications can lead to problems like premature tire wear.
When replacing a strut, it is important to replace the mount and coil spring at the same time. To simplify the repair, install a strut assembly. A strut assembly includes the strut mount and coil spring – everything you need for a strut replacement in a single, fully assembled unit. A key advantage of a strut assembly is that it eliminates the use of a spring compressor.